Tennisopolis : Tennis Social Network shows the simple 6 rules to play with.

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Comment by Gary Sakuma on November 14, 2009 at 9:13am
When you work with kids, it should be more directional...they tend to think, they can hit the ball anywhere, without any thought to angle, change of angle, and speed of ball, so this system tends to help out a tad
Comment by Front Row Tennis on November 13, 2009 at 10:02am
I tend to think of it as 2 different zones..."hitting zone" as you described and "zone on the court". Zone on the court can be thought of most simply as - 1. inside the baseline and 2. behind the baseline. If you are inside the baseline and the ball is in your hitting zone, you can attack with "direction". If you are behind the baseline, "depth" of your shot should be your primary focus and "direction" becomes your secondary focus.

That's the way I think about it anyway. Good videos.
Comment by Gary Sakuma on November 12, 2009 at 9:15pm
Good point. I like the zones as a starter to teach them, it gets more complicated over time
Comment by Front Row Tennis on November 12, 2009 at 11:02am
Liked the video but have 1 comment about "hitting zones". Hitting zone is only one factor as to whether you attack the ball...court position is the other. You wouldn't attack a ball that is to your forehand "in the zone" if you were 10 feet behind the baseline.

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